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  • Chapelle Notre Dame du Château - Heritage

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    Private property; can only be seen from outside. Known under the name Notre Dame de Piargue, this chapel was built by the side of the old Via Aurelia. Although Notre Dame de Piargue is of modest architectural beauty, it faces an exceptional landscape; opposite its old walls lie the magnificent Alpilles, which inspire visitors to stop and admire one of the most harmonious views in this corner of Provence.

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  • Chapel Saint-Véran - Heritage

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    This chapel is located on private property by the side of the Chemin de Saint-Véran. The quality and perfect stone-setting of this building, most of which is in ruins, make it one of the most characteristic in Romanesque Provence. It had a single nave, with a barrel vault resting on transverse arches and built around a semi-domed apse; on each side of the entrance to the apse were rubble stones decorated with foliage with plant and geometrical designs. There was a side chapel to the south.

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  • Chapelle Sainte Catherine - Heritage

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    The chapel is at the entrance to the Château des Baux de Provence. Although it was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it has been dedicated to Saint Catherine since the 15th century. The castle chapel was within the surrounding walls which symbolically protect the entrance to the Château, as was common in the Middle Ages. The building set vertically to the small ditch, remains of which can still be seen, was part of the Château; on the first level, that of the courtyard, it housed the castle chapel. The gaps in the cliff reveal the existence of two levels above the chapel.

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  • Chapelle Notre Dame du Pieux Zélé - Heritage

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    This was originally known as the Chapelle des Pucelles or the Chapelle des Vierges. This chapel has, of course, paid the traditional homage to time and undergone a series of transformations which have made it even more interesting. Don't miss the relatively rudimentary bas-relief tympanum representing the theme of Adam and Eve, the serpent and the tree of life. Remarkably, the tree of life is represented by a fig tree.

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  • Chapelle Saint Thomas - Heritage

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    This Chapel was built circa 960 and is Romanesque in style, with a Renaissance façade.

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  • Chapelle Saint Julien - Heritage

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    This is a rural 12th century Romanesque chapel.

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  • Chapelle Saint Blaise - Heritage

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    The old Romanesque chapel of Saint Blaise, erected by the weavers' and carders' association in honour of their patron saint, dates back to the 12th century. It became the seat of their Brotherhood in the 18th century. This small chapel now screens a film called 'Provence seen from the Sky', which allows visitors to discover the wonderful places that make Provence unique. To the sounds of Mozart's piano concerto no 21, this new 15-minute film transports you to the most beautiful monuments and landscapes in Provence.

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  • Chapelle Saint Sixte - Heritage

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    The chapel is located on a rocky knoll 1 km from the village, near a spring, and was constructed in the 12th century on the site of an ancient sanctuary. A pilgrimage on Easter Tuesday, in honour of Pope Sixtus, still continues today. Mass is celebrated there weekly in summer.

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  • Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Heritage

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    Until the early 14th century, the synagogue of the local Jewish community stood on this site. Pope John XXII had the synagogue destroyed after driving out the Jewish community and in its place he had a chapel built and dedicated to Notre-Dame-d’Enville; this was distinct from Saint Bauldile Church, which was then 'extra muros'. It was inaugurated in 1320 and the marriage contract between Hugues de Sade and Laura de Noves was signed there on 16 January 1325.

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  • Chapelle de la Persévérance - Heritage

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    La Persévérance Chapel is actually the remains of a house founded in 1677 to take in 'women and girls of ill repute'. Entrusted to the care of the sisters of Notre Dame du Refuge, the establishment was a moral and financial failure and was forced to close by a Royal order. In 1803, the chapel was attached to the catechism of perseverance, i.e. the more advanced teaching that children follow once they have received their first solemn communion, and took its name from this. It currently houses contemporary art exhibitions. Architectural description:

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Circuit touristique

Les sites touristiques

Ornithological park of Pont de Gau in Camargue

Outdoor activities
Les Saintes Maries de la Mer
Musée de la Camargue

Museum of the Camargue

Art and culture
Arles
Les jardins de l'alchimiste à Eyaglières

Jardin de l'alchimiste

Outdoor activities
Eygalières
Les Carrières de Lumières aux Baux de Provence

Cathédrale d'Images

Art and culture
Baux de Provence
Exposition Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Art and culture
Arles
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Heritage
Baux de Provence